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April 17, 2022

Episode 130: Shannon Turner

Episode 130: Shannon Turner

Shannon Turner, a 33-year-old Wisconsin native relocated to Indianapolis in 1997. She was considered a kind and friendly free spirit who loved listening to blues bands at the Slippery Noodle Inn in downtown Indy. She loved grilling steaks, shooting...


Shannon Turner, a 33-year-old Wisconsin native relocated to Indianapolis in 1997. She was considered a kind and friendly free spirit who loved listening to blues bands at the Slippery Noodle Inn in downtown Indy. She loved grilling steaks, shooting pool and drinking beers with family.


She rented a home on the 300 block of Hamilton Avenue. She had a dog, friends and dated a man named David Mays who was an enforcer for the Outlaws motorcycle club. Shannon was a dancer at club called Babes. She was last seen on the evening of December 4, 1997 after finishing her shift. She was waiting on a ride from her boyfriend David Mays. She has never been seen again.


Her family became concerned when she didn’t show up in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving. Her brother Gregg Turner said his sister would have never missed a family event or not called. A couple of weeks later, Shannon’s landlord called her family back in Wisconsin and informed them Shannon hasn’t been seen in weeks. The landlord also told the family Shannon’s dog had been left outside unattended for days.


The family knew something was wrong. Turner’s sister filed a missing persons report. Flyers were posted on light posts around town as detectives launched an investigation. Gregg and his family members left Wisconsin and traveled to Indianapolis to remove Shannon’s belongings and search for any clues leading to finding Shannon.


Since Shannon’s disappearance, her brother Gregg has refused to stop trying to get justice for his sister. He said, “I’m not going to walk away. My sister is not just going to be some freebie, you don’t get to kill her and throw her away like trash.”


For this story, I spoke to Shannon’s brother Gregg Turner who shared the highs and lows of his sister’s case and his frustration with Indy PD to prosecute David Mays and his acquaintance Danny Garland of being involved in Shannon’s disappearance.


If you have any information about this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477). And if you would like additional information about this case, please visit The Search for Shannon Turner Facebook page.


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